Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Last Summer Fling?

I guess I should have gotten this post up a couple of nights ago--before summer officially ended but, my parents are in town from the west coast so I have a good excuse for being tardy. At any rate, we did actually drink this within the bounds of the summer season, and with Fall starting yesterday it was almost our last summer fling... Technically though, our true last summer fling was at Legal Seafoods on Long Wharf with a nice bottle of Sauvignon Blanc.

Willm Pinot Gris

Vintage: 2005
Appellation: Alsace
Alcohol: 13%
Aromas: Apple, pear
Flavors: Apple, violet, tangerine

Summary: Very apple/pear nose with nice round mouth feel of apple, yet crisp with mineral undertones and floral overtones. As the wine opens up, very distinct flavors of tangerine and zest come to the fore. This isn't a complicated wine but, it's a great white sipper. We paired it wish simple roasted chicken but it could just as easily be sipped on it's own as the perfect accompaniment to some barefoot backyard sprinkler supervision.